Utah national parks affected by shutdown will get federal help 'within days'

Return To Article

Commenting has temporarily been suspended in preparation for our new website launch, which is planned for the week of August 12th. When the new site goes live, we will also launch our new commenting platform. Thank you for your patience while we make these changes.

  • mrjj69 bountiful, UT
    Jan. 7, 2019 8:59 p.m.

    After this continuing saga, there should be action to restrict the federal governments allocation of more land designated for national parks.

  • JWB Kaysville, UT
    Jan. 7, 2019 10:08 a.m.

    All of the Republican delegation, 7 people of faith chose to back this most wonderful President in his actions. Sort of similar to the Republican led shutdown in 2013 when the GOP cut off their nose to spite themselves. Fortunately, President Obama has courage and fortitude.

    The Utah legislature and governor bailed out the parks then as the impact is more long-term.

    The people with all the new non-Trump hotels have really built up in all that area since 2013 and need to have the parks open to bring visitors.

    There are dedicated volunteers that serve the parks. Tourists rely on Park services. They will go home disappointed and let their friends know about our country. Those tourists spent lots of money to come to Utah parks and to see the beauty of dumpsters and garbage piling higher than the Utah beauty.

    The beauty of Utah is blemished by this political not legal mess.

    Businessman don’t necessarily know govern for good. God made our land for all people, East and West, North and South.

    The Founding Fathers established a God inspired Constitution. It took a Revolutionary War and Civil War to clear out Freedom for all. Even then discrimination exists in people.

  • 65TossPowerTrap Salmon, ID
    Jan. 7, 2019 9:50 a.m.

    Not a dime should be spent on Utah National Parks during Trump's lockout. You guys hitched your wagon do this incompetent guy - live with it.

  • Seldom Seen Smith Orcutt, CA
    Jan. 7, 2019 9:36 a.m.

    If people are really interested in preserving Utah national parks, it would be good if they were closed off for a season or two.

  • Utah_Happyman Orem, UT
    Jan. 7, 2019 9:35 a.m.

    The Senate should get to work instead of holding the nation hostage. We have a balance of power, not a dictatorship.

  • zipadeedoodah Lehi, UT
    Jan. 7, 2019 8:45 a.m.

    Way to go Utah. The state handles park management better than the federal government. Perhaps they sb turned over to the state.